Ed Silverstein

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Ed Silverstein is a senior reporter covering gambling law and crime news for Casino.org. Ed is an award-winning journalist with credits ranging from the Associated Press to American Lawyer Media. Ed joined the Casino.org news team in 2019 after decades of experience in legal reporting.

His past reporting and editing assignments include Cowles Business Media, Columbia University Press, the Connecticut Post, and Southern Connecticut Newspapers, Inc. Besides the law and its application to the gaming industry, Ed’s areas of expertise span business, politics, education, and state and local government.

Ed holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut and master’s degrees from Harvard and Yale. His professional awards include recognition from the New England Press Association and New England AP News Executives.

Ed currently resides in Connecticut, where he enjoys photography and bowling in his spare time.

Contact Ed at ed.silverstein@casino.org.

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1016 stories by Ed Silverstein

Horseshoe Indianapolis Casino Corpse Discovery Leads to Indiana Inquiry

The investigation into a dead body found at Horseshoe Indianapolis Racing and Casino’s parking garage continues two days after it was located. An autopsy on the unidentified man in Indiana commenced on Monday. But it is unclear if it was concluded by...

Ed Silverstein January 25, 2022

Grandstand Casino Armed Altercation in Montana Leads to Injured Deputy

A Billings, Mont. police officer is now on administrative leave following a Grandstand Casino likely shooting earlier this month. A deputy was injured, and another man required hospital treatment from the incident, KTVQ, a local TV station, reported. The apparent shooting took...

Ed Silverstein January 24, 2022

Harrah’s Hoosier Park Casino Scene of Assaults After Suspect Downs Drinks

A woman was arrested last week for allegedly scratching an Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) officer during a drunken episode. The incident took place last February at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Anderson, Ind. Juania Ardizzone, 45, of Yorktown was charged...

Ed Silverstein January 24, 2022

Fortune Bay Casino Incident Leads to Guilty Plea for Sex Contact with Kids in Minnesota

A Canadian man has pleaded guilty to having sexual contact with two minors. The incidents took place at Minnesota’s Fortune Bay Resort and Casino in 2018. Earlier this week, Brady John Hillis, 32, admitted to two counts of abusive sexual contact with...

Ed Silverstein January 21, 2022

California’s Table Mountain Casino Explosion Sees Worker Undergo Surgeries

A 19-year-old continues to recuperate after suffering second- and third-degree burns over half of his body while working at California’s Table Mountain Casino. It is unclear what led to the construction explosion which caused the injuries. Eric Magallon, Jr. was airlifted Monday...

Ed Silverstein January 20, 2022

Muckleshoot Casino Alleged Voyeurism in Restroom Leads to Washington State Arrest

A registered sex offender has pleaded not guilty after he allegedly recorded an employee at the Muckleshoot Casino while in a toilet. The defendant was in the neighboring restroom stall during the Dec. 21 incident at the Auburn, Washington State property. John...

Ed Silverstein January 19, 2022

Encore Boston Harbor Halts Development Plan, Project To Be Reevaluated

Wynn Resorts is reevaluating a planned Everett commercial development across from its Encore Boston Harbor venue. But at least one gaming sector analyst believes it will eventually be built at the Massachusetts casino. Under a prior plan, the casino company was to...

Ed Silverstein January 14, 2022

Oklahoma’s Hard Rock Casino Explosive Discovery Leads to Arrest

A man remains behind bars Friday after he allegedly placed an improvised explosive device (IED) at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Catoosa, Okla. The homemade IED was discovered Tuesday night in a bag outside of the tribal gaming venue. Within...

Ed Silverstein January 14, 2022

Las Vegas Strip Murder Defendants Remain in Jail, Casino Robbery Charges Mount

Two men accused of New Year’s Eve homicides and attempted robberies at Las Vegas Strip properties are still behind bars. The duo appeared in court on Monday, but a judge refused to set bail after reviewing key evidence. Jesani Carter, 20, and...

Ed Silverstein January 12, 2022

Aquarius Casino Resort Murder Defendant to Appear in Nevada Court Later This Month

One of two men charged with murder after a Laughlin, Nev. casino fight last July is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 27. David Cruz, 45, of Las Vegas is expecting in court as part of a preliminary hearing. Cruz was...

Ed Silverstein January 12, 2022